Mozilla can be started without having a profile

VERIFIED INVALID

Status

Core Graveyard
Profile: BackEnd
P3
normal
VERIFIED INVALID
18 years ago
2 years ago

People

(Reporter: Henrik Gemal, Assigned: racham)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows 2000

Firefox Tracking Flags

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(Reporter)

Description

18 years ago
If you start the profile manager and delete all of your profile, and then press 
exit, and the start Mozilla you'd expect that the profile manager comes up since 
there are no profiles, but Mozilla just starts.

Afterwoulds if you go into the profile manager suddenly there exits a profile 
named "default"!
I never created a profile with that name.

Expected:
Mozilla should always start the profile manager if there are no profiles.

Comment 1

18 years ago
I think it's an expected behavior. If for instance I remove my ~/.mozilla
directory on Linux and start mozilla (without invoking the profile manager),
a profile named "default" gets created automatically.

Comment 2

18 years ago
I think this is a feature. Now you must specifically create two profiles, if you
have a need for multiple profiles. I agree with this, as most PCs are single
user. And on multiuser (read: real) OSes, the whole profile system is for the
most part, completly useless.
(Assignee)

Comment 3

18 years ago
Reassinging to myself.
Assignee: selmer → racham
(Assignee)

Comment 4

18 years ago
Mozilla is not started without a profile... It does create a profile...

If you delete all your profiles, on the next run the profile manager is going to 
create a profile named default and let the user get to the browser directly. 
This behavior was requested (bug 28815).

Are you building debug builds...? If so until recently, you must have been  
going to profile manager window as a part of our effort to reduce the number of 
unrelated bugs filed on profile manager.

Anyway, if a user needs to make another profile, command line argument 
-profilemanager is always available. (OR -profilewizard). Marking invalid.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 5

18 years ago
ok
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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